David R. Craig
(born June 12, 1949) is the Harford County
Executive and was sworn in on July 7, 2005. He was preceded by Jim Harkins
who resigned to become director of Maryland Environmental Services
David Craig attended Havre de Grace High School
. He received his B.A. from Towson State College
in 1971, then his M.A. from Morgan State University
Craig was elected Mayor of Havre de Grace
in 1985, 1987, 2001 and 2005. In addition, he was an Assistant Principal at Southampton Middle School
in Bel Air, Maryland
. He resigned from both positions upon swearing in as the Harford County
Craig was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates
in 1990, representing District 34 (Harford County). He was a member of the following committees: Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1991–92; Ways and Means Committee, 1992-93 (education subcommittee); Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1994. Vice-Chair, Harford County Delegation, 1993.
Craig was then elected to the Maryland Senate
in 1994 and served until 1999, representing District 34 (Harford County). He was a member of the following committees: Joint Committee to Study Mandates on Local Government, 1995–97; Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1995–99 (education subcommittee; health subcommittee); Executive Nominations Committee, 1995–99; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1995–99; Joint Committee on Protocol. Chair, Harford County Delegation, 1998-99.
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